Tips for Avoiding Tooth Hazards

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Brushing and flossing every day is definitely an effective method for caring for your teeth. It’s also imperative to always perform safe and efficient lifestyle choices so your teeth have the best opportunity for success. Our dentist, Dr. Sarah Frye has some tips for protecting your teeth.

Listed below are keys to tooth hazards that should be considered:

– Contact sports and activities that put your smile in a place where trauma can occur will increase your likelihood of an oral accident.
– If you wear mouth jewelry, be careful of the risks they pose, including being ripped loose or cracking and chipping teeth.
– Avoid opening products with your mouth, including cans and soda bottles.
– Avoid hazardous vices such as drugs and tobacco, as they can all seriously harm your smile.
– Use discretion with the foods you eat, as some can chip or crack your tooth enamel.
– Chewing on inedible objects such as pens or pen caps can cause microscopic damage to your teeth or even minor malocclusions that slide your teeth out of position.

Keeping your teeth safe lowers your risk of oral emergencies due to tooth hazards. To schedule a professional cleaning at Frye Dental Care in Lexington, North Carolina, simply give us a call at 336.248.5057. We look forward to hearing from you.